Archived List of Previous PTAB “Boardside Chat” Webinar Series

The PTAB is pleased to announce its inaugural “Boardside Chat” lunchtime webinar series to be held bi-monthly throughout 2016.  The purpose of the Chats is to update you on current Board activities and statistics as well as to regularly receive your feedback about the same. 

Please find below the previous scheduled Chats.   All Chats are free and open to all.  Also, all Chats will include time for attendee questions and comment.

Please join us for this learning opportunity and dialogue with the PTAB!






Tuesday, February 3, 2015


Noon to 1 p.m. Eastern Time

PTAB Statistics and Key Decisions

Chief Judge James Donald Smith

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Do’s and Don’ts for Ex Parte Appeals

Panel of Administrative Patent Judges

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Discovery in AIA Trials

Panel of Practitioners and Administrative Patent Judges

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Ask the Judges Questions

Panel of Administrative Patent Judges

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Proposed AIA Trial Rules

Panel of Administrative Patent Judges

Tuesday, February 2, 2016  

Ex parte reexam appeals v. regular appeals—differences and similarities

Panel of Administrative Patent Judges

Tuesday, April 5, 2016  

Relationship between AIA proceedings, Reexamination proceedings and Reissue proceedings

Panel of Administrative Patent Judges

Tuesday, June 7, 2016  

Best Practices for Presenting Patentability/Unpatentability Arguments

Panel of Administrative Patent Judges

Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017  

Common evidence issues that occur in AIA trial proceedings before the Board

Judge Sally Medley

Judge Joni Chang

Judge Josiah Cocks

Tuesday, Sep. 12, 2017  

Special Chat with Chief Judge Ruschke celebrating PTAB's Fifth Anniversary

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Chief Judge Ruschke

Jim Brookshire, Executive Director Federal Circuit Bar Association

Lisa Jorgenson, Executive Director, AIPLA

Mark Lauroesch, Executive Director, IPO

Naveen Modi, Paul Hastings, on behalf of the PTAB Bar Association

Todd Walters, Buchanan, Ingersoll and Rooney, on behalf of the ABA IPL Section

Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017  

Best practices for presenting prior art and proving a document is a printed publication

Judge Brian McNamara

Judge Lora Green

Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018 Noon to 1 p.m. Eastern Time

Design Patent Appeals

Judge Jennifer Bisk

Judge Romulo Delmendo

Judge Daniel Song

Thursday, Apr. 5, 2018

Non-appealable issues/Petitionable Matters in Ex parte Appeals

Judge Adriene Lepiane Hanlon

Judge Bruce Wieder

Judge Anthony Knight

Thursday, Jun. 7, 2018

Motions to Exclude and Motions to Strike in AIA Trial Proceedings

Judge Justin Arbes

Judge Kevin Cherry

Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018

Special Webinar on Several Recent Changes and Proposals for AIA Trials

Acting Chief Judge Scott Boalick

Acting Deputy Chief Judge Jackie Bonilla

Vice Chief Judge Tim Fink

Vice Chief Judge Scott Weidenfeller

Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018

Hearsay & Authentication before the Board

Judge Tom Giannetti

Judge Grace Oberman

Judge Michael Zecher